The design will be fixed-width, fitting onto screens with a 1024-pixel width. We want to use the bulk of this width as well, and not have the situation that we have with our current design, which is also 1024 but has a usable content area of only 900 pixels. Taking into account scroolbars and some spacing on the sides, the used area should be about 990 pixels.
The page needs the following elements:
logo - at the top of the page
navigation menu, with the following: Home , Publishers & Solutions , Advertisers , Company , Contact Us - top of the page (see note below)
sign-up image/link (fairly large)
content, described below - should be mostly above the page fold (the area that will be viewable without scrolling down)
Note about navigation menu: some of these menu items will act as a dropdown menu. So that may need factored into design choices. We may also add an item or two in the future, so there should be room for us to do so.
Content for the site can be found here: http://bit.ly/a2qEsz
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Please do not use fonts in your design that are not common and cannot be used on a live website (unless of course the element in question will be a graphic, and not selectable text).